Archive for July 10th, 2012

A Browser Extension That Translates YouTube Comments

Let's face it, YouTube commenter are some of the worst on the net (unlike most of you great Neatorama commenters), that's why Tanner Stokes created Herp Derp YouTube Comments to hide all those idiotic comments by tra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/a-browser-extension-that-translates-youtube-comments/

Lean with It

Paul Octavious's series Lean with It shows people leaning parallel to trees that have grown at angles. I agree with Christopher Jobson, who suspects that the human subjects are actually falling. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/lean-with-it/

Game of Thrones Impersonator Is Surprisingly Good

(Video Link) Steve Love is so good that he could dub over the dialogue from Game of Thrones and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Watch him impersonate Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon, Jon Snow, Vary...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/game-of-thrones-impersonator-is-surprisingly-good/

20 Weird and Fantastic Fungi

Fungi are simply amazing in general, but these 10 species are so uniquely fascinating, they're certainly worth reading about. For example, the false morel may look brainy like a morel and taste unbelievable when prep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/20-weird-and-fantastic-fungi/

Animated Ode To YouTube Commenters

(YouTube Link) This goofy animated short captures the statements made by archetypal YouTube commenters, and the state of their lives, rather perfectly. Meet the colorful cast of characters who make the comments you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/animated-ode-to-youtube-commenters/

Bacon Spoon Rest

Bacon Spoon Rest - $7.95 Do you know someone who loves all things bacon? Get them the sinfully fun Bacon Spoon Rest from the NeatoShop. This mouthwatering dish is fashioned to look like a delicious strip of bacon. Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/bacon-spoon-rest/

Mapping the Politics of the Social Web

The folks at Engage used an analysis of Facebook likes to plot the political leanings of the users of various social networking sites. Its accuracy is anyone's guess, but it is kind of interesting to see who cares mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/mapping-the-politics-of-the-social-web/

Who Watches The Simpsons?

I suspect that the correct answer is "Fewer people than there were fifteen years ago." Chris Weiermiller composed this mashup. I thank him for depicting Doctor Manhattan with pants. Link -via Popped Culture | Arti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/who-watches-the-simpsons/

When Big Kitties Go for the Goal

(Video Link) When paper mache soccer balls are given to lions and tigers, adorability ensues. Need proof? Just watch the video. Via I Can Has CheezburgerSports, Cute, videos, soccer, big cats, big cat rescue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/when-big-kitties-go-for-the-goal/

Game of Thrones for Math Nerds

(YouTube link) If you are both a math nerd and a Game of Thrones fan, you'll love this "song of ice and statistics" from Josh Sundquist. It's a Vi Hart-style breakdown by numbers of the book series and the HB...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/game-of-thrones-for-math-nerds/

America: Land of the Anxious and Home of the Stressed

You'd be excused if you're feeling a bit anxious given today's economic outlook, but worrying has become a popular pastime for many Americans, even in good times. Taylor Clark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/america-land-of-the-anxious-and-home-of-the-stressed/

Spaghetti Ice Cream

This culinary wonder isn't spaghetti, but an ice cream sundae made to look like it. Spaghetti eis is a German creation dating back to the 60s. It consists of vanilla ice cream formed into noodles and topped with stra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/spaghetti-ice-cream-2/

Hello Sonic the Hedgehog

If she can't defeat Dr. Eggman through conventional means, she'll just cute him to death. Sanrio and Sega unveiled this creation, the result of their latest forays into genetic engineering. Link (Google Translate)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/hello-sonic-the-hedgehog/

Spacefaring Worms Live Longer

Want to live longer? The good news is that all you have to do is move about 50 miles. The bad news? Straight up into space. That is, if these scientific findings on the nematode C....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/spacefaring-worms-live-longer/

My Little Stormtrooper

Fluttertrooper can't find those two droids, but he can find adorable bunnies for everyone back at the base to play with. So suffice it to say that he's not getting that promotion. Link -via Fashionably GeekSta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/my-little-stormtrooper/

The Fish With a Penis On Its Head

A newly discovered fish in the Mekong River in Vietnam has a, how shall we say this, unique male anatomy: its penis is on its head. And the weirdness doesn't stop there:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/the-fish-with-a-penis-on-its-head/

Poison Pocket Tin Box

Poison Pocket Tin Box - $5.95 Are you looking for a suitable place to store your most prized, and perhaps toxic, tiny possessions. You need the Poison Pocket Tin Box from the NeatoShop. This  humorous little hinged...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/poison-pocket-tin-box/

Dog Mansions

Photo: La Petite Maison Doghouses have gone a long way since the simple days of slapping together leftover boards in the backyard. At least for the 1-percenters. The kicker i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/dog-mansions/

Super Golden Friends

(Video Link) Starring Bea Arthur as Batman, Betty White as Aquaman, Rue McClanahan as Superman and Estelle Getty as Robin. Kevin Bapp proposes that Cartoon Network pick up this show inspired by The Golden Girls*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/super-golden-friends/

Artificial Retina for the Blind

Carnegie Mellon professor has developed a retinal prosthesis that restores sight to the blind: "My group has created a micro-fabricated thin film that is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/artificial-retina-for-the-blind/

Gift-Giving is the Secret of Successful Firefly Matings

The secret to mating, according to male fireflies (and undoubtedly applicable to many humans), is to give gifts to females. And now, scientists have found out the why:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/gift-giving-is-the-secret-of-successful-firefly-matings/

Dog: Baby's Best Friend by Preventing Infections

Woof! New research shows that a dog is not only man's best friend, it can also be a baby's best friend ... by preventing infections: The study, posted online Monday and ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/dog-babys-best-friend-by-preventing-infections/

Economic Mobility Across Generations in the USA

The Great Recession notwithstanding, can you still bootstrap yourway to success in America? After all, America is built on the idea of equal opportunity, regardless of economic status...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/economic-mobility-across-generations-in-the-usa/

So, Do You Believe in Global Warming Now?

More than 2,000 highest max temperature records across the USA were broken in July 2012. Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Climatic Data Cent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/so-do-you-believe-in-global-warming-now/

LEGO Rolls-Royce Jet Engine

Meet the Rolls-Royce of LEGO creations: an astounding half-scale jet engine made out of over 150,000 bricks, complete with 160 separate engine components: Rolls Ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/lego-rolls-royce-jet-engine/

Why Airline Food is So Salty

That's a scanning electron micrograph of dissolved salt by Signe Emma, who used it to illustrate the reason airline food (remember that? You'd have to travel abroad to eat airline meal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/why-airline-food-is-so-salty/

Why Dog Loves to Chew Bones

Why do dogs love to chew bones? Because they've got the jaws to do it, a new research studies confirmed. Joao Munoz-Doran of the National University of Colombia explains:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/why-dog-loves-to-chew-bones/

Get Crap Done Pen

Get Crap Done Pen - $13.95 You are responsible. You are determined. You are drowning in work. Get motivated and tackle your overwhelmingly large To-Do list with the Get Crap Done pen from the NeatoShop.  This hilar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/get-crap-done-pen/

Girls Have More Math Anxiety Than Boys

If the thought of a math test has you breaking out in sweats, you'd be glad to know that it's actually a medical condition called "mathemetics anxiety" and that you're not alone....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/girls-have-more-math-anxiety-than-boys/

Dance Move or Colorful Term for the Runs?

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss may make you giggle or cringe. You'll be given 13 words or phrases, and you decide whether each is a dance move or a slang term for diarrhea. And to increase the difficulty, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/dance-move-or-colorful-term-for-the-runs/










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